A laid-back city at heart, the glorious capital of Western Australia also has a bit of a sophisticated side. This can be experienced in the wonderful French restaurants of Perth, where exquisite food in stylish surroundings combine to create memorable dining experiences. Stylish needn't mean stuffy though. There are plenty of casual French restaurants in Perth which specialise in the informal dining made famous by the bistros and brasseries of France. The joie de vivre of France is well-suited to the Australian character and the fine food of France is similarly a great match for the Aussie palate. There is such a variety of flavours waiting to be discovered, ranging from simple but well-made country cooking to the most technical dishes straight from the most celebrated kitchens of Paris. Check out the excellent French restaurants of Perth right on Quandoo and you'll see just how spoiled for choice you are.
It can be argued that there is no one French cuisine. Instead, each region of France has its own distinct techniques and signature dishes. If you enjoy rich food, you may prefer dishes from southwest France. Here, centered around the rich wine country of Bordeaux, you can find recipes making use of local foie gras, duck, oysters, truffles and mushrooms. In the northwest, the food of Normandy majors on seafood, apples and Camembert, while next door Brittany is home to the celebrated crepe. In the northeast you’ll find excellent charcuterie and sauces made from local champagne, while the east boasts the world famous Quiche Lorraine. If you enjoy a hearty stew, Burgundy is the place to head, with the famous local wine influencing the region's signature dishes of boeuf bourguignon and coq au vin. Food from the south of France, meanwhile, is influenced by Spain and the Basque region, with cassoulet and piperade being two well-known local favourites. You can find all of these and much more in Perth's excellent French restaurants.
French restaurants in Perth may not have the Seine or the Riviera, but the city more than makes up for it. Though there’s no River Seine, instead French restaurants in Perth look out over the Swan River, giving customers a wonderful view to match the wonderful food. There's no Riviera, but the vast Indian Ocean is more than a match for the Mediterranean and delivers awe-inspiring sunsets while you dine on the terraces of beachfront French restaurants in Perth. Pavement bistros are another enjoyable feature of French restaurants and Perth's wonderful weather means that this tradition transfers perfectly to the city, without the occasional downpour you would suffer in France.
One of the secrets of fine French cooking is the use of fresh, local ingredients. Chefs in Perth's French restaurants are no different and have a superb larder to inspire their menus. These talented cooks snap up the finest seafood from the Indian Ocean to create subtle and succulent dishes, while the Swan Valley delivers some of the country's best fruit and vegetables. Aussie beef is rightly famous and can match anything from France and the local wine is right up there with the best that Bordeaux and Burgundy can produce. Book a table with Quandoo to see how French restaurants in Perth are using Australian ingredients and French techniques to create some of the best food in the city.